I love when I learn a way to do something more easily. I saw this the other day on The Pioneer Woman and couldn’t wait to try it.
If you are cutting a bunch of cherry or grape tomatoes in half, it can be a little time consuming. These little tomatoes, especially if you are lucky enough to have access to homegrown, are so sweet and delicious and tomato-y that I’m putting them into salads every few days.
So here’s the trick: take two flat plastic lids of equal size, I used lids from big tubs of yogurt. Lay one on the counter face up and fill it with tomatoes. Put the other lid, face down, on top of the tomatoes.
Hold the lid and tomatoes firmly down and use a serrated knife to cut through the tomatoes in the space between the two lids!
Reader, Juli, had the excellent suggestion that this trick will work for grapes too. Grapes are a delicious addition to chicken salad. Thanks, Juli!
In fact, I made a handy video so you could see it for yourself! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SX48HKgqAE
Check it out then go try it yourself.
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